November 15, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 29

Stories from the November 15, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Movie industry to sue file-sharers

Hundreds of Internet users, including college students, may be subject to lawsuits beginning Tuesday from the Motion Picture Association of America for illegally downloading movies. The MPAA has already sent out cease and desist orders to tens of thousands of suspected downloaders, including some GW students, University officials said. The suits are the latest development […]

Column: More than one man

Now that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has passed, we can expect increased prospects for peace between Israel and Palestine. But peace will have little to do with a more capable leader to replace him. We cannot immediately expect the mitigation of violence in the Occupied Territories, either. In fact, the renewed chance for peace will […]

PAF deadline nears

Seniors have less than a week to apply for a highly selective program that allows them to attend graduate school for free while working for GW. Now in its 15th year, the Presidential Administrative Fellow program allows a small group of seniors to get their master’s degree in exchange for working part-time in a University […]

GW vs. Foggy Bottom: A century of soured relations

Upon emerging from her apartment complex on a brisk October afternoon, 97-year-old Elizabeth Adams strolled north along 24th Street, leisurely skirting the edge of campus. For nearly a century, the vicinity has served as a fault line of a great and often thunderous battle between a vibrant community and an equally dynamic university. The scars […]

GW wins Indian dance contest

Men and women danced, jingled and circled around the stage of Lisner Auditorium Saturday night, as GW took first place in the fourth annual Raas Chaos intercollegiate Raas-Garba competition. The event was hosted by GW’s South Asian Society, a group that promotes South Asian culture through performing traditional folk dances originating from the state of […]

Feeling the blues away from home

When the weekend rolls around, many students go dancing at the D.C. clubs or guzzle beers at campus parties. For others, it begins a few restful days of shopping, museum hopping or movie marathons with friends. But for some students, especially those new to campus, the weekends mark one of the loneliest points of the […]

GW looks to contain a ‘special team’

As the GW men’s basketball team closed out its 61-point rout of Randolph Macon College last Wednesday night, it was clear that the 2,752 fans at the Smith Center were ready for the Colonials to face a greater challenge. “We want Wake!” the fans yelled. On Monday night, the GW men’s basketball team will face […]

Column: Making a Wake-up call

The Colonials did their best impression of a college football powerhouse last week. In the process of beating Division III Randolph Macon by eight touchdowns, a field goal and a two-point conversion Wednesday night, GW conjured up glorious images of Oklahoma pounding Bowling Green and Nebraska trouncing Western Illinois. In this age of college football, […]

University hopes new ANC members will be flexible

Three new commissioners will represent the Foggy Bottom and West End communities on a locally elected board beginning in January, giving GW hope for new dialogue with the group. Local residents Anne Savage, James Morris and Vince Micone were elected Nov. 2 to a two-year term on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A, a six-member board […]

Powell says U.S. needs more foreign students

Secretary of State Colin Powell said he was concerned about the decline in international students studying in the United States because of stringent American visa procedures in a news conference with college journalists Friday. In a speech and subsequent question-and-answer session, the GW alumnus talked about anti-American sentiment in Europe and declined to directly address […]